Weekly Subscription News: Watching, Weighing and Working

Featuring Gannett, Zoom, YouTube, Apple and Instagram

It may have been a short week for most of us, but it was a busy one. Gannett will invest in a product-review site, hoping to compete against rival The Wirecutter, which is owned by The New York Times. Also, Apple will start charging for its premium streaming subscription service, Apple TV+, soon; Zoom has acquired a German startup to offer real-time translation to meetings, and creators weight their options as Apple and Spotify try to woo them with their subscription podcast offerings.

Gannett Invests to Boost Product-Review Site, Hoping to Rival NYT’s Wirecutter
Wall Street Journal

The Free Ride Is Over: Apple Will Soon Start Charging for TV+
Macworld

Zoom to Acquire German Startup to Bring Real-Time Translation to Meetings
TechCrunch

YouTube, Hollywood Park to Open 6K-Seat YouTube Theater to Host Creator Events, Concerts
Tubefilter

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